The Educational Seminar associated with this program is “Quality Shotcrete – Know It When You See It”

Recognizing quality shotcrete placement is essential for all those who work on or with shotcrete projects. This seminar covers over 40 critical elements of shotcrete applications required for proper evaluation and approval of shotcrete placement. These include an overview on material selection, equipment, placement techniques, finishing, curing, protection, testing, and safety. Upon completion, attendees should have:  

  • A fundamental understanding of the wet- and dry-mix shotcrete process.
  • Current knowledge of ACI reference material and other industry standards pertaining to acceptable shotcrete placement.
  • Industry-specific knowledge to determine if materials, and methods, as well as testing used by the crew meet shotcrete project specifications.
  • Sufficient insight to recognize satisfactory application techniques, and actions that may reduce quality of the final product.
ACI Shotcrete Inspector Certification

Who might be interested in this credential? 

  • Concrete & Transportation Construction Inspectors 
  • Engineers or Specifiers required to inspect shotcrete placement on projects 
  • Building officials required to review shotcrete projects 
  • General Contractors who frequently subcontract for their shotcrete work 

The three components required for certification:

  • Pass the Shotcrete Inspector Written exam 
  • Currently an ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade I or Pass the ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade I written exam within 1 year of the Inspector exam
  • Demonstrate satisfactory education and work experience. 

This seminar will provide 1 of the 3 years of required work experience for this certification. 

The two-hour, open book written exam uses documents contained in the ACI CP61 – Shotcrete Inspector Reference Pack. Click here to purchase.

Click here for the ACI Shotcrete Inspector Certification program details.

ASA Pool Certificate (for Pool Builders)

ASA has modified the Quality Shotcrete seminar specifically for the pool industry, recognizing the need for Pool Builders, who frequently subcontract for shotcrete applications, to be equipped to properly evaluate the shotcrete placement and the contractors who perform them. This seminar will include specific pointers to help Pool Builders evaluate their subcontractors before and after a project. An optional 90-minute written exam is available for those who wish to receive an ASA Pool Certificate. Self-performing contractors will find this seminar helpful to better communicate the quality of their work to inspectors and project owners.